Krebs – Adrian Lamo, ‘Homeless Hacker’ Who Turned in Chelsea Manning, Dead at 37

This is a sad yet intriguing story.  It speaks to the sub-culture that exists around portions of the hacking community.  I appreciate Mr. Krebs insights into Adrian and the role he has played in bringing to light certain issues in our country.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/03/adrian-lamo-homeless-hacker-who-turned-in-chelsea-manning-dead-at-37/

Patch Tuesday Excitement!

Patch Tuesday has come and gone and our friends at Microsoft and Adobe have left goodies for all the good little sysadmins.  Please take a moment and review your environments and patch accordingly.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/03/flash-windows-users-its-time-to-patch/

https://threatpost.com/microsoft-patches-15-critical-bugs-in-march-patch-tuesday-update/130424/

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/microsoft-releases-more/

US DHS Slammed for Infosecurity Deficiencies

What a wonderful case of “Do as I say…not as I do”.  The realistic labor and cost implications of information security have alluded the federal government for far too long.  DHS clearly does not grasp practical IT management.  There is no sound argument as to why basic blocking and tackling has not been performed.  DHS has a huge target on its back.  It must lead this fight for US government agencies and not hide from it.

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/us-dhs-slammed-for-infosecurity/

Safer browsing coming soon to MacOS Chrome users

It’s about time Google decided to care about those of us who choose to browse the Internet from a Mac.  In all seriousness, long gone are the days when Mac users can live under the security blanket of obscurity, fueled by the assumption that no one bothers to write viruses for MacOS.  The threat of infection is real and so should be the tools we use to defend against it.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/03/07/safer-browsing-coming-soon-to-macos-chrome-users/